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    Default Split Fountain w/Metallics

    Just realized that I don't think I've printed a split fountain combining a regular color with a metallic color. I figure that there could be some issues with the inks mixing. I plan on using a relatively low mesh - doing an edition of around 100. The screen is just a fill, not really any detail. Anyone got any advice- horror stories?

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    I usually put down metallic and split trans colors over it to be safe.
    This sounds interesting and risky. And by risky, I mean you should do it. Pics or it didn't happen.

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    I've done it a hundred times. It's fine. Mix some of the two together in a separate container and pour it in the center them add the other colors at each end. Try to make the non metallic color a similar consistency as the metallic by either adding a little water or some golden brand matte medium. The matte medium also helps with blending. If you want to see how they'll blend first Then smear a little of each color on a scrap and overlap them slightly and use a hair dryer to see exactly what it's going to look like.

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    Oh, there are always pics. Here is the sketch, I'm thinking the thorns with have the metallic split up into the text at the top. Eyefry color scheme. I hadn't thought about just laying down a complete metallic then doing a trans on top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taliban View Post
    I've done it a hundred times. It's fine. Mix some of the two together in a separate container and pour it in the center them add the other colors at each end. Try to make the non metallic color a similar consistency as the metallic by either adding a little water or some golden brand matte medium. The matte medium also helps with blending. If you want to see how they'll blend first Then smear a little of each color on a scrap and overlap them slightly and use a hair dryer to see exactly what it's going to look like.
    Thanks for the tips. I like the third container idea - I usually just mix on the screen.

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    I'm going to totally sound like a stupid noob for a second, but Golden Matte Medium will thicken up yr inks? This makes total sense to me, but I've never tried it...is this something that everyone does that I just didn't know about?
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